Regulatory

NLRB issues joint-employer final rule

|February 26th, 2020|

The National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule governing joint-employer status, restoring the standard applied by the board prior to the 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, but with the greater clarity.
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Instacart employees likely misclassified as independent contractors, judge rules

|February 26th, 2020|

Instacart likely misclassifies its workers as independent contractors under California law, a judge ruled when granting a preliminary injunction against the human cloud, food-delivery firm. Instacart plans to appeal the ruling, which has been stayed.
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A look into the crystal ball: CW trends for 2020

|February 12th, 2020|

Here are some top trends that SIA expects could impact the industry and your CW program in 2020.
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The Conference Board think tank calls for reforms to H-1B visa process, immigration policies

|February 12th, 2020|

CED policy brief recommends immigration policy reforms to increase global competitiveness and boost the US workforce.
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Arbitration news: California’s AB 51 halted; Amazon seeks Ninth Circuit relief

|February 5th, 2020|

Court halts California’s ban on enforced employer arbitration; Amazon asks Ninth Circuit to enforce arbitration in a case involving delivery drivers claiming misclassification.
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Staffing buyer to pay $3 million for scheme to employ undocumented immigrants

|January 29th, 2020|

A Texas builder found to have employed undocumented workers and sought to have those same workers continue to work for it via a staffing firm will pay $3 million, and its owners face jail time.
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Buyer settles sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit from temp, others fired after lodging complaint

|January 29th, 2020|

A Michigan food manufacturer will pay $125,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit from a temp and others fired after lodging a complaint. Title VII protects temp workers as well as staff, EEOC says.
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Behind the DOL’s updated joint-employer guidance

|January 22nd, 2020|

SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research details the implications of the DOL’s first update on its joint-employer guidance in over 60 years.
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New Jersey governor signs bills aimed at stemming IC misclassification

|January 22nd, 2020|

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed several bills on Monday that are aimed at fighting independent contractor misclassification.
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DOL issues final joint-employer rule

|January 15th, 2020|

The US Department of Labor announced its final rule to update the regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA.
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